Montgenevre is a high altitude ski resort (1,860m) in France. It is famed for lots of sun, a great snow record and long ski seasons.
Aside from winter sporting, Montgenevre has a lot of other family activities. The Luge-Monty Express is a unique toboggan run attached to a monorail; on it, one may descend 1,400 meters downhill at select speed through spectacular views and forest scenery. After skiing, the family may seek relaxation at the Durancia, Montgenevre's impressive leisure complex and spa.
For the ones willing to venture outside the village, the diversity of Italian and French villages within skiing or driving proximity provide for a varied choice of restaurants offering great value. The neighbouring Italian ski resort of Claviere is easily reached, whilst the historic fortified town of Briancon is only a 15min drive away. One may also drive 12km to the small Italian town of Cesana Torinese and experience its stunning high street.
Ski and Board
Situated on the French-Italian border, Montgenevre is linked to the Via Lattea ski area, which hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics and boasts 400km piste terrain. In the immediate ski domain connected to Claviere, there are 71 pistes including 8 green, 19 blue, 30 red and 14 black runs. There are 2 ski schools in the resort (ESF and APEAK).
However, Montgenevre is not just for downhill skiers. There are long cross-country tracks through pine forests and two lakes, where the French national team train. The wide slopes and the naturally forming gorges typical to Montgenevre are snowboarders’ dream; snowboard facilities include a half pipe, a snow park and two border-crosses. For heli-skiing enthusiasts, there are trips organized for the powder on peaks in both Italy and France.